Need an energy boost for your next intense workout routine? Make sure to dine a bowl of this yummy Cilantro Lime Rice shortly before to jack up your energy levels!
Conventional “low-carb” diets are usually void of foods like carb-rich white rice, but in fact, white rice can be an excellent fuel source, especially for athletes and those who like to stay physically active. Actually, athletes and weightlifters regularly consume white rice, and they’re certainly known to be pretty lean. Physically active individuals need a ton of energy to perform, and as such, they need a lot of carbs to fuel their bodies.
The goal is to supply a healthy amount of macronutrients to fuel heavy training and replenish depleted glycogen stores in the body. And white rice can play a key role in this process and is considered to be a fantastic nutritional food for those who maintain a very active lifestyle. According to studies, carb-rich foods that rank high on the glycemic index (GI) provide the body with an easily accessible source of carbs specifically for muscle glycogen synthesis. Vigorous workouts deplete glycogen in the muscles, and eating the right carb – like white rice – is important to replenish what’s been burned up.
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To achieve this goal, whip yourself up a bowl of this delicious and satisfying Cilantro Lime Rice recipe! Not only will it do the job of replenishing your glycogen stores when working out, it will also fill your belly and tempt your taste buds! Plus, this recipe is filled with all sorts of other goodies, including coconut oil, cilantro, lime, and garlic powder. Cilantro itself has its own health benefits, such as helping to eliminate harmful heavy metals in the body, supporting a healthy heart, balancing blood sugar levels, supporting good vision, and even potentially alleviating anxiety!
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Cilantro Lime Rice
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- ⅓ cup yellow onion
- 1 cup long grain white rice
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- 2 cup s chicken broth
- 2 tbsp lime juice
- ¾ cup cilantro
- 1 tspcup lime zest
- salt and pepper
- Heat coconut oil in a large pot on medium-high heat.
- Add onion and cook for about three minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent burning.
- Add in rice and garlic powder, stir together ingredients and let cook for about two minutes just to toast the rice slightly.
- Pour chicken broth and lime juice to the pot and stir to combine.
- Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to simmer, cover and cook for about 20 minutes.
- When rice is completely cooked add lime zest, cilantro, and season well with salt and pepper.